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Perfect Pearl for contest

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Perfect Pearl for contest

I am a beautiful freshwater pearl
An oyster wasn’t my mum
I was developed by a special mussel*
With a name as long as your arm

My home was in a Scottish river
Fast flowing with salmon aboard
In the River Tay fishes hither and dither
I am displayed now and much admired

I am Abernathy Pearl** you see
Spherical shape I am perfection
No other pearl matches up to me
Desired without exception.

My nickname is The Little Willie Pearl 
Named after the man who found me
Bill Abernathy is his name a pearl diver 
His fame will go down in history

There is a new rule now in Scotland
Pearl fishing is no longer allowed
So my perfection will never be ousted
For this I make Scotland proud.

•	Unionoidae mussel species Margaritifera margaritifera 

** Nicknamed "The Little Willie Pearl", this freshwater pearl was found in the River Tay in 1967 and is considered the most perfect pearl ever discovered in Scotland. It was discovered by a professional pearl diver named Bill Abernathy, who gave the pearl both it official name and nickname. It rested in a jewellery store in Carincross for nearly thirty years until it was sold in 1992.




02/03/2013

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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 10:19:00 AM
    Is this where 'little willies' come from luv,, super write and love the info xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/9/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    more than likely to do with the cold weather i expect ....Seren
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Seren as stand alone poem this is great and I love it, but with the added information that gives the thing a whole new lease of life, it is excellent...David

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/9/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David, glad you liked it ...Seren
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Oh Seren, you really are not just a pretty face, are you.. this is wonderful informative poetry,,, i'm missing you girl i really am.. but i will catch up eventually...

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/9/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol Harry not even ...glad you enjoyed reading it ...Seren
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Informative and wonderfully written! Good luck in the contest. Hugs

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/9/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia ....Seren
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 8:32:00 PM
    VEry nice, I learned something! BG

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/9/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Barbara nice to see you here....Seren
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Excellent. A perfect pearl is shown in your poem. Well done. All the best for contest. Tfs

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/4/2013 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ravi. ...Seren
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 2:34:00 AM
    Seren this is so lovely. Well done. All thebest for the contest.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/4/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tahera you aleays have nice things to say , thank you ...Seren
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 2:19:00 AM
    very nice..new to me the idea..well done

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/4/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello, thank you for stopping by ...Seren